Saturday, October 20, 2007

Ask H

I woke up before 10 am (!) today with lots of plans, and so far I have not even left the house. It is 4:30 pm. I am awesome. I have accomplished the following things though:

1) watched "Ugly Betty" on our DVR. This show is so campy. I kind of love it.
2) watched part of Salt and Pepa's show on VH1. Eh.
3) paid the guy who winterized our sprinklers. This just means he blew all the water out of our pipes so that the pipes wouldn't freeze.
4) cleaned the floors of the master bathroom and the laundry room.
5) took a shower.
6) called a friend and left an awesome message. "H and I are going to carve pumpkins tonight and watch Shawn of the Dead in celebration of Halloween because we are old and lame. Do you want to come over? Not that I think you are old and lame. Because I don't. [awkward laughter] Ummm... call me back if you want. Gottagobye."
7) joined site for bloggers who are going to write every day in November. I can tell you are thrilled!
8) talked to H about doing a guest post. He said he wanted to write one. I asked what he is going to write about, and he said, "I am like Ann Landers! I just answer questions and give advice! Start building up notice about it!" He was really annoyed that I didn't know he was like Ann Landers. So now I know.

If you need advice or have a question for H, please leave a comment. I may have to ask an (anonymous) question or two myself. H will respond to all questions next week, probably on Wednesday night.


alyndabear said...

Good job on joining NaBloPoMo. Am proud!

Okay.. let me see. My question for H, a generic relationship question which may or may not be related to me.

H, at the end of the year I am moving overseas to (finally) live together with my partner of five years, who has always wanted to propose while somewhere "different". My question is this, after I'm all settled in there and should no proposals be in sight, how long should I wait before mentioning it to him? Is very awkward, but after five years I am going slowly insane.

Felt so good to get it out there. ;)

stefanie said...

I didn't get up until 10:45 today. I did, however, put winterizer weed & feed stuff on my lawn, clean my gutters, and wash my windows (just the outsides; I am too lazy to be super-thorough). I did not winterize my sprinkers because A) I don't have built-in sprinklers and B) I had no idea you had to winterize them.

Hmm. Questions for H. Should I cut my hair? I am bored with it, but I like that boring = low maintenance. Also, do you know anything about concrete? I have been ignoring rather large cracks in my garage floor for two years now. Should I be worried about those? (I thought I would ask you a stereotypically girly question and a stereotypically manly one. I didn't want to put H in a box and assume he was the go-to guy for only one or the other.)

L Sass said...

I am proud of you for signing up for NaBloPoMo. i want to but am unsure if I can commit give current life situation... I didn't post this entire week!

Dear H, On a scale of 1-10, how awesome are products of a certain South Dakota-adjacent regoin of Minnesota?

Also, if you could be any Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, which would you be and why? (I guess that's not really advice per se, but I feel that it would be educational.)

abbersnail said...

I am torn on the NaBloPoMo. I did it last year without a problem, but... eh. We'll see. I feel like lately all I do is talk about a particular boy, and that would probably get old after 30 posts. Just saying.

Question for H:

If you and -R- both loved the same color of M&Ms particularly well, and if you purchased a giant bag of them, would you eat all of the color that you liked, save them for her, or split them?

I think that might be the dumbest question ever. Awesome.

sognatrice said...

Yesterday before my dog gave birth I had *a lot* of questions, but they've fallen by the wayside as the bitch pretty much did everything herself. Thank goodness!

So all I have right now is "Do you want a puppy?"

Cuz we gots puppies.

Barb said...

I got up about 5:00 this morning because we had to go to a dog show (well, didn't HAVE to, but that's the way we roll) and now it's barely 8pm and I am so seriously considering going to bed.

Oh, and I LOVE Shaun of the Dead!!

Question for H: Does loving SOTD mean I'm old and lame?
How about the "up at o'dark-thirty and in bed by 8" thing?

Just Jinny said...

I too am having this problem with the old and lame thing. We are not old..we are NOT. lol. Go read my blog about 'Being me..what does that mean'. My younger sister (she is 22) thinks I'm old and lame. Well, I'll have to teach her a thing or two.

Red said...

Ha, love the comment from H! So earnest.

metalia said...

Yay! I did NaBloPoMo last year, and I think I'm doing it again this year. Good luck!

I'll have to think of a question for H. :)

Matt said...


I went to the dentist the other day and was dutily informed that they need new xrays of my teeth. The lady then proceeded to drap a lead blanket over my chest, stuff my mouth with cotton, aim the xray thing at my saw and then quickly split the room. I asked her why she left the room and she said for safety.

My question is if it is so safe why must I wear a lead blanket and the dentist leave the room? And if it is not safe will this lead blanket really protect me as the ray gun was aimed point blank at my head.

nancypearlwannabe said...

Dear H,

What is the appropriate course of action if your co-worker has been calling you the wrong name for three years and you've never corrected her because she's old and you don't want to embarrass her? But it has now gotten so out of control that other co-workers are teasing you about it?

Thanks ever so much!

Best regards,
Sandy "NPW" Librarian

lizgwiz said...


My car makes a kind of rattling, clackity noise only when I accelerate. I don't want to spend any more money on this aging car, so when I hear the noise, I usually just sing louder. Am I being really stupid? (I have roadside assistance, which probably gives me some sort of false comfort.)

Also, when a guy tells you over and over how beautiful your eyes are, is it because your eyes really are extraordinary, or because he can't think of anything else to compliment you on? ;)

Lara said...

Dear H,
What should I dress my dog as for Halloween? Also, did you and R decide not to move to Philadelphia? Boo to you, if so.
Lara ;)

Noelle said...

Dear H,

Why do bad things happen to good people? And how can I make sure that bad things happen to the bad people who deserve it?

Jenny said...

Shaun of the Dead = my second favorite movie.

Lost Skeleton of Cadavra is number one.

You totally need to see it.

lotus07 said...

I got about as much stuff done as you did......but it is never enough, there is always stuff remaining.

JayAre said...

Dear H,

If you found spiders in your kitchen cabinets, would you call an exterminator?

Also, which do you think is better, chicken fajitas or beef fajitas?


One Smart Cookie said...

First, a question for -R-. How does one join NaBloPoMo, exactly?

Now, questions for H. Does your name really start with an H? If you could choose any name to be yours, what would you choose? What is your stripper name? And why did you say that you are like Ann Landers, when clearly Dear Abby is superior? What do you have against Dear Abby?

-R- said...

My question for H is: what should I tell my mom and my sister to get you for Christmas? Do not say an Xbox because that is never going to happen.

Also, I e-mailed One Smart Cookie, but in case any of the rest of you are wondering, you join the posting every day thing by going to

Lawyerish said...

For H:

If you decided to become a rapper, what would you call yourself?

Also, if you could become world famous for one thing, what would it be?